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A funeral was held for Earl Best, an activist who turned into a Newark prisoner.

Newark, NJ (WABC)-Newark’s famous “street doctor”, a bank robber turned into an activist, provides prescriptions to children to stop violence at schools, playgrounds and on the streets, and mourns at a funeral on Friday. It was rare.

Earl Best’s death at the age of 74 was announced by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. He writes: Lion Ibanbe !!!!

Public viewing took place at the Transcend Worship Center on Clinton Avenue in Irvington, where people who wanted to pay homage were lined up for hours.

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The burial was set up to follow a memorial service at Newark’s Fairmount Cemetery.

The Newark natives spent 17 years in prison, but came out with a mission to help young men and women avoid his mistakes and devote their lives to stopping violence on the streets.

His non-profit organization, Street Warriors, worked to keep young people away from gangsters and violence.

It was known that he appeared in a lab coat and a bag at a local rally and told people that he had the “right medicine”, a prescription for fighting violence.

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A funeral was held for Earl Best, an activist who turned into a Newark prisoner.

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